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August 19, 2017 – Wetland Ecology Field Course



The Friends of the Wekiva River is offering a new way to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the Wekiva Basin. This new opportunity will consist of six lessons over the next year. It will encompass various aspects of the unique ecology of the Wekiva system including a focus on springs, the river and its tributaries, unique wildlife and unique habitats. These field classes will consist of an approximately three-hour trip during all four seasons of the year. Wildlife Ecologist, Jay Exum, Ph.D., will  be the instructor.

The second class, Spring Ecology, will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday August 19, 2017 at Seminole State Forest. Cost for the full course is $100.00 or $25.00 for individual classes. Preregistration is required. Space is limited.  Call 407-788-2619 for more information.

Meet: 7:00 p.m. at the Bear Lake Trailhead at the parking lot about 1/4 mile north of State Road 46 (the road to the trailhead is about ½ mile from the Wekiva River)
Entrance fee: $2.00/person

Sept. 12 – Special Event: Troubled Waters


Sept. 12 - Special Event: Troubled Waters

Learn more about the pollution problems that threaten the future of Florida’s waterways and how you can be part of the solution.

The film “Troubled Waters” will be shown 6:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center at Valencia College East Campus on September 12. The film was produced by St. Johns Riverkeeper, who is co-sponsoring the event along with the League of Women Voters Orange County, Friends of the Wekiva River, and the Valencia Earth Studies Association. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine, St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman, and Prof. James C. Adamski. The event is free and open to the general public. Doors open at 6:00 pm.

March 2018 – Wekiva Revealed CampOut


March 2018 - Wekiva Revealed CampOut

Stay a weekend at Wekiwa Springs State Park in cabins and be treated to a host of activities — night hikes, nature photography, campfires, guided canoeing and birdwatching. Learn the secrets of the springs and what plants you can eat for survival. All activities, cabins and food included for one bargain price. Call 407-788-2619 or email  Download this form to register:  [NEED TO ADD DOWNLOAD FORM]   Flyer: [NEED TO ADD FLYER]  Activity Details: [NEED TO ADD ACTIVITIES LIST]

CampOut Registration and Payment DEADLINE November 1st.